Experience a destination blessed with beautiful and diverse landscapes, an abundance of wildlife and natural attractions, and a cultural melting pot of talented and friendly people. South Africa is the vacation destination of a lifetime. Read on to discover South Africa’s 5 diverse regions that offer a wide range of experiences, from bush safaris and birding expeditions to 4×4 adventures, kloofing and hikes through unspoiled landscapes. Which region do you want to visit? Contact a FROSCH Travel Consultant today to start planning the vacation of a lifetime in South Africa.
The Eastern Cape is a place of rugged beauty. Its pristine coastline, virgin bush, and sub-tropical forests exist as though untouched by time. It’s the home of Africa’s Big Five and South African surfing, and the birthplace of Nelson Mandela. It boasts many natural, historical, and cultural attractions and activities.
In the Western Cape, you will discover world-class wines, wonderful whale watching, contrasting landscapes, ample adventure options, as well as the magic of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans which meet at Africa’s most southerly point.
If you love wide open spaces, wild flowers, or Africa’s big cats, you’ll love South Africa’s Northern Cape province. Among its many attractions, the Northern Cape is home to one of the world’s most important diamond mining towns, most impressive natural floral display, and famous black-maned lions.
Our preferred partners in Eastern, Western, and Northern Cape include:
• Belmond Mount Nelson
• Birkenhead House & Villa
• Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel
• Cape Grace
• Ellerman House
• La Residence
• Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard
• One&Only Cape Town
• Taj Cape Town
Guateng is a dynamic province. Considered the commercial heart of the country, its energy and vibe are tangible from the moment you arrive. From historical and cultural attractions that speak of the country’s turbulent past to world-class cities that are distinctly African, Guateng has much to offer visitors.
Our preferred partner in Guateng includes:
• Saxon Hotel
Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, is a place of great scenic beauty. From mountains and midlands to pristine beaches, its natural splendor combined with a rich culture and historical heritage, make the province hard to beat.
Our preferred partners in Kwazulu-Natal include:
• The Oyster Box Hotel
• andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve
Limpopo South Africa is a wildlife destination with plenty of game and nature reserves, including the northern Kruger National Park. Apart from game viewing and birding, it is home to the remains of ancient cultures, as well as the intriguing Venda culture, steeped in myth and legend.
The Mpumalanga province is dominated by the Blyde River Canyon, the world’s third-deepest gorge; the Sudwala Caves, the world’s oldest caves and the Kruger National Park, arguably the world’s most famous wildlife sanctuary. Yet it is South Africa’s second-smallest province.
Our preferred partners in Limpopo & Mpumalanga include:
• Royal Malewane
• Savanna Private Game Reserve
• Singita Boulders Lodge
• Singita Ebony Lodge
• Singita Lebombo Lodge
• Ulusaba Cliff Lodge
The Southern Kalahari and Northwest province are extremely popular destinations and located conveniently close to Johannesburg. Sun City Resort is hailed as South Africa’s mini-Las Vegas, and there are a multitude of activities and attractions to keep the entire family occupied; from golfing, gambling, and Waterworld, to live entertainment and much more.
Conveniently situated nearby is the Pilansberg Game Reserve, which is home to the world’s third-largest white rhino population, as well as the Big 5 and a celebrated wild-dog program. There are unique game viewing opportunities at Pilanesberg Game Reserve, including magical hot-air balloon safaris. You will find one of South Africa’s largest game reserves, Madikwe, on the border of Botswana and just a three hour drive from Johannesburg.
Madikwe is a sustainable joint venture between the state, local communities, and the private sector, and is testimony to a truly enlightened conservation plan that preserves a unique wilderness area of the Kalahari thornveld, in a remote region of South Africa. Madikwe is not open to the general public and only visitors that are accommodated in one of the luxury lodges within the reserve can gain access to this rich and diverse safari destination. In the Southern Kalahari, walking safaris are an offer, along with rhino monitoring, superlative stargazing, and sleeping outdoors under the African sky. Track wildlife on foot at the malaria-free Tswalu Kalahari and immerse yourself in the magic of the African bush.